November 2011 Articles

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13TH ANNUAL SANTEE PANCAKE BREAKFAST FRIDAY, NOV 11 & SATURDAY, NOV 12

 November 6, 2011 (Santee) -- The Santee Firefighters and the San Diego County Sheriff's Department  are sponsoring a the 13th Santee Breakfast in honor of Veterans Day.  All of the proceeds will benefit the Warrior Care Inititive Armed Services YMCA.

Have breakfast at the fire station from  7:00am to 10:30am. 

 

COUNTY EXPANDS BAN ON SUNDAY HELICOPTER FLIGHTS, BUT RESIDENTS COMPLAIN NOISE CONTINUES AS SDG&E PUSHES FORWARD ON POWERLINK

By Miriam Raftery
 

November 6, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – On Friday, the County Department of Planning and Land Use announced a new amendment to noise variances granted to SDG&E for Sunrise Powerlink construction.

 

1 MILLION CUSTOMERS PULL MONEY OUT OF BIG BANKS, MOVE CASH TO CREDIT UNIONS


National movement to support Main Street, not Wall Street, yields big impact

Story by Miriam Raftery
Photos by Jerry Malamud and Ron Logan

 

November 5, 2011 (San Diego) –“As of today, one million American consumers are hurling a lightning bolt at the big banks, moving their money out,” Diane Sawyer at ABC news reported Friday.

 

That report aired before today's target date set by the “Move Your Money” movement for consumers to strike back at Wall Street banks blamed for the financial meltdown. Across America, people are heeding the call, shifting their funds into credit unions or locally-owned banks.

NEED A HELICOPTER RESCUE? YOU MAY BE PAYING THE BILL

November 5, 2011(San Diego) – Councilmember Marti Emerald says San Diego needs to recover its costs for use of the City’s medical/rescue helicopters. So she is asking Congress for federal permission to allow the city to charge patients for costs of treatment and rescue services. Emerald says the move is needed to assure rescue helicopters are available when needed.

RIVER AND COMMUNITY CLEANUP SET IN SANTEE NOV. 12

November 5, 2011 (Santee) -- The Friends of Santee’s River Park and the San Diego River Park Foundation are seeking volunteers to donate a few hours of their time to help the Community of Santee and the San Diego River be clean and healthy. River Scouting teams have identified several trash and former camp sites that need to be removed before the winter rain washes it into the river.
 
 
 
 
 

ON THE SILVER SCREEN: NOTHIN' BUT A GOOD "TIME"

By Brian Lafferty

 

November 4, 2011 (San Diego) – I love surprises. I drove into the parking lot where the In Time screening too place thinking that it was going to be a dime a dozen action film with incoherent stunts and poor camerawork held together by a gimmick. Over two hours later, I went home with a smile on my face.

 

GOOD MONEY: SHAREHOLDER ACTIVISM – “NO FRACKING WAY”

A column written for the East County Magazine
“Your guide to financial planning & socially responsible investing”

By: Judith L. Seid, CFP ®
President, Blue Summit Wealth Management

November 4, 2011 (La Mesa) -- Last week, I attended the “No Fracking Way” fundraiser for non-profit shareholder advocacy organization “As You Sow” Foundation.
http://asyousow.org/ .
 
 

SDG&E: POWER OUTAGES THURSDAY WERE UNPLANNED, NOT INTENTIONAL SHUT-OFFS

November 4, 2011 (San Diego's East County) -- Yesterday, ECM reported that some rural residents were left without power during a red flag alert, after receiving warnings from SDG&E that the utility might shut down power due to high fire-risk conditions.

Today, however, SDG&E has denied that power shut-offs impacting an esteimated 5,200 customers was intentional.

COUNTY WEIGHS DECLARING EYE GNATS VECTORS, LOOKS TO FARM BUREAU TO PROPOSE SOLUTION TO PESKY PROBLEM


By Miriam Raftery

 

Update November 10, 2011--County Supervisors voted 4-0 yesterday to ask the Farm Bureau to craft a proposed solution within 90 days. Supervisor Bill Horn, an organic farmer, abstained.

 

MERRY OLD ENGLAND COMES ALIVE AT ESCONDIDO RENAISSANCE FAIRE THIS WEEKEND

November 5, 2011 (Escondido)--Huzzah! The Escondido Renaissance Faire returns November 5-6 at Felicita Park in Escondido, 742 ClarencE Lane. Faire runs 10 a.m. to dusk.

Watch mock battles, stroll through Falconridge Village, take the kids on a treasure hunt, take an archery lesson, savor hearty fare and shop for Renaissance souvenirs.

BUDGET “SUPER COMMITTEE” IN CONGRESS DEADLOCKS AS DEADLINE LOOMS

 

Members seek deep cuts in Social Security and Medicare, refuse to consider new revenue options

By Jeremy Los

 

November 3, 2011 (Washington D.C.– Deep cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are all on the table as the newly minted “budget super committee” in Congress works to slash trillions of dollars from the nation’s soaring debt.

ARREST OF WILDLAND ARSON SUSPECT FOR SEPT. 6 FIRE IN SPRING VALLEY AREA

November 3, 2011 (La Mesa) -- Based on an extensive joint investigation by three agencies, an arrest was made and search warrant served at a residence in the unincorporated area of La Mesa early this morning. Michael Joseph Morris, 51 of La Mesa was arrested and booked into county jail on one count of arson to Forest Land and one count of being a felon in possession of a firearm.
 
 
 

RURAL EAST COUNTY RESIDENTS OUTRAGED OVER POWER OUTAGES DURING RED FLAG ALERT WITH WILDFIRE CLOSE BY

“SDG&E exemplifies the hypocritical worst of the One Percent: higher profits, higher rates and disregard for lives.” – Kim Hamilton, Deerhorn Valley Antler editor

By Miriam Raftery

 

November 3, 2011 (San Diego’s East County) – Rural East County residents are voicing concerns over a power-shut down yesterday while a 600-acre wildfire in Mexico threatened to jump the border. The night before, some residents received a warning from SDG&E that the utility intended to shut off power due to a red flag alert signaling severe fire danger.

COUNTY GIVING FREE SAND & BAGS TO RESIDENTS

People Encouraged to Protect their Properties, Keep Roadways and Storm Drains Clear

November 3, 2011 (San Diego County) -- With the rainy season approaching, the County Department of Public Works (DPW) is again giving free sandbags to people in unincorporated communities to protect their homes, neighborhoods and streets from damaging mud and debris flows, flooding and erosion.
 

A PBID for La Mesa’s Village? An ECM Special Report: Part III

“What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.”
 Ralph Waldo Emerson


By Walter Hall
 

November 2, 2011 (La Mesa)--This is the final installment of ECM’s three- part series on the proposed Property-based Business Improvement District (PBID) for downtown La Mesa. As the process enters the voting stage, we review the changing expectations and remaining concerns among business and property owners in the district. For the background and readers’ comments see Part I http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/6980; the most contentious issues in the story are examined in Part II at http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/7105
 

READER’S EDITORIAL: A PARENT’S OPINION--GUHSD BOARD’S RECENT HS12 DECISION IS DISHONORABLE

By Bill Weaver
 
November 2, 2011 (San Diego’s East County)--We who simply wish for an honorable Grossmont Union High School District are one step forward, and two steps backward with this GUHSD and Governing Board of Trustees once again. Over this past summer, with the votes occurring on July 14th, and actions continuing in September and October, the GUHSD Board has been less than honorable.
 
 
 
 
 
 

EL CAJON POLICE STATION DEDICATION NOV. 12

November 3, 2011 (El Cajon) -- The official dedication celebration of the new El Cajon Police Station will be held on Saturday, November 12th, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at 100 Civic Center Way in downtown El Cajon.  Visitors will see law enforcement displays, including SWAT and other specialized police units located in the parking lot, and tours will be given of the new high-tech facility.
 
 
 

EL CAJON SEEKS DONATED ITEMS, CASH TO SEND CARE PACKAGES TO MILITARY OVERSEAS FOR HOLIDAYS

 

November 3, 2011 (El Cajon)—The City of El Cajon’s Special Events Committee needs your support for its drive to collect items for care packages that will be distributed to overseas military members before the holidays. Donations of items and funds are needed before the November 11 deadline.

 

 

 

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